Originally from Philadelphia, Executive Chef Keith Williamson was lured into the culinary world when his passion for this industry was recognized at an early age. Keith went on to study at The Restaurant School of Walnut Street in downtown Philadelphia and then soon headed to SanFrancisco to hone his skills at Enotecca Lanzone in Opera Plaza then to Ca’Peo in Liguria Italy, a 2 Michelin Star restaurant.
Over the years, Keith owned and operated Baci Italian Grill and Basque Mediterranean Tapas. Keith worked under influential leaders in the Cameron Mitchell Group at Ocean Prime as Executive Chef shaping his style and depth of knowledge. Keith balances his culinary career with his love for Sicilian food at his vacation home, ” Think Tank ” in Caccamo, near Palermo.
Keith’s culinary philosophy and passion reflects the growing trend towards a healthier and down-to-earth lifestyle. Shortening the distance between farm and the dinner table and sourcing locally and using sustainable items in his kitchens.
In addition to cooking Keith’s passion is to teach and develop up and coming chef’s to discover there talents in the same way his Mentor Modesto Lanzone encouraged him. Keith also believes in a continuously evolving mentality of his thirst for knowledge.
Keith’s motto ” Cook with your heart, Feed people with love. “